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This Book Is Full Of Spiders: Seriously Dude Dont Touch It [Paperback]

David Wong
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (73 customer reviews)
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Book Description

2 Oct 2012
In this blistering sequel to the bestselling cult sensation, John Dies at the End, our heroes find that books and movies about zombies may have triggered a zombie apocalypse, despite a total world absence of zombies. Hilarious, terrifying, engaging and wrenching, this is a wild ride with two slackers from the midwest who really have better things to do with their time than prevent disaster.

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Product details

  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Titan Books (2 Oct 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 178116455X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1781164556
  • Product Dimensions: 19.2 x 13 x 3.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (73 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 11,284 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Sure to please the Fangoria set while appealing to a wider audience, the book's smart take on fear manages to tap into readers' existential dread on one page, then have them laughing the next." --Publishers Weekly

"If you want a poignant, laugh-out-loud funny, disturbing, ridiculous, self-aware, socially relevant horror novel than This Book is Full of Spiders is the one and only book for you." --sfsignal.com

"A fun, fresh take on horror...Genre fans should definitely seek it out." --horror view

"It s a variation of the zombie myth, but with an incredibly creepy twist." --Following the Nerd

"Seriously dude, touch it and read it." --Huffington Post

"When it's not being creepy, this novel is fun, sarcastic and addictive. Imagine Jay and Silent Bob crossed with The Walking Dead...then add spiders. Which all adds up to scarily good fun! --The Tattooed Book

About the Author

David Wong is the pseudonym of Jason Pargin, online humorist, National Lampoon contributor, and editor-in-chief of Cracked.com.

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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Better than the first 18 Nov 2012
Format:Paperback
I rank John Dies at the End (JDATE) as one of my favourite books, but it has flaws. Due to the way that it was written, in parts over time, the story becomes a bit too random and piecemeal. It's as if the author didn't have an end point and was having to stick together interesting story ideas while somehow finding a driving narrative between them.

This second book solves this issue and offers a fully fleshed out, coherent story from start to finish while maintaining the humour that made JDATE such an enjoyable read. On the humour front I have to say that this book isn't quite as funny as JDATE and there are long periods of the book where humour isn't used but this is actually part of some excellent pacing and made the book scarier. Breathless horror sequences and chases are broken up by ridiculous encounters and well placed humour which keeps you turning page after page.

All-in-all an excellent read!

A couple of notes:
If you are new to this series I would recommend reading JDATE first as it is great, but it is not essential. You can read this book as a stand alone and you will not be lost.
My version of the book (paperback version) had a printing error on page 397 where a couple of pages were out of sequence, I am not marking down for this as it may have just been my copy and it didn't affect my enjoyment of the story, but just so you know!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent read with no pretensions 22 Feb 2013
By Peter
Format:Kindle Edition
This is an excellent not-quite-parady of a zombie horror story. John and David's inherent uselessness are captured in an entirely believable way. everyone knows someone who is like John or David to some degee.

whilst a hilarious take on the genre, what happens is far more believable than most novels. Am waiting eagerly for the next one
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4.0 out of 5 stars Better Than the First 27 Oct 2012
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'This Book Is Full of Spiders' could have proved that Mr. Wong had only one story to tell. It manages however to be a scintillating, surreal novel. I cared about all the characters, even the villains. Episodes involving supernatural creatures managed to be fresh and vivid. Some of the humour is puerile, but never inappropriate. Dialogue felt natural and characterful. Not one word, in short, was superfluous.

I have two problems with the novel. First, the 'furgun' felt like a random addition. Second, many details should be familiar to Mr. Wong's readers. Characters give facts about human behaviour and genre tropes that can be found in Mr. Wong's articles on Cracked. These are the only reasons why I gave the novel four stars instead of five. Buy it please without hesitation. Hopefully, Mr. Wong will write another.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Flawless 6 Oct 2012
By Daniel
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You certainly need to read the first book before this, not because it is essential but because it is equally brilliant.

David Wong is exceptional at combining horror and comedy and still delivering them at 100%. One moment I cried with laughter (well, most pages had me crying with laughter) and others just had me crying. I now check every corner of my room for spiders before sleeping.

I recommend you do the same.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book 28 Nov 2013
By Chris
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Even better than the first book and twice as crazy. Fully recommended. I hope to see more of these characters in the future
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5.0 out of 5 stars Better than the first one! 28 Nov 2013
By SJR
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I'm really not going to say too much because I'll get all excited and start giving stuff away. All I've got to say is, if you read John dies, you'll love this book. And if you haven't read John dies, go and look at that, work out if the genre's for you from those reviews..... And then buy it. These are seriously some of my favourite books. Also worthy of noting is that it isn't so forced as the first book, and there's none of that awkward section changing that made John dies feel like the author was struggling just to keep things going.
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5.0 out of 5 stars YES!!! 20 Nov 2013
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i read the first book 'john dies at the end' after seeing the film and all i'm ging to say is there need to be more books written like this, its trippy, its grusome, its got deformed zombie like creatures and as always supernatural floating jelly fish that are attracted to light bulbs!! it is truly fantastic, congratulations to 'david wong'
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic 10 Nov 2013
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This Book Is Full Of Spiders really seems like a step forward for Wong. Just as interesting, unique and mildly disturbing as the first novel, TBIFOS is much more streamline in it's story and not as messy and disjointed as it's predecessor. I honestly look forward to more.
If you enjoyed John Dies at the End buy this now!
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5.0 out of 5 stars My desert island book series.
I could quite happily read these books, and these alone, for the rest of my life. Which I will admit is very personal and subjective, and not really helpful in a review, but I ask... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Melon.Face
5.0 out of 5 stars This book is full of brilliance: Seriously dude, go read it
I love serendipity. I only stumbled across this book because it had the misfortune of being 'Klausnered' which piqued my curiosity. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Mr. J. Ryden
5.0 out of 5 stars Seriously, Dude, don't touch it.
This Book Is Full Of Spiders: Seriously Dude Dont Touch It is one of the most brilliant books I've ever read.
Full of suspense and incredibly hilarious all at once. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Mrs. S. Connor
5.0 out of 5 stars This Book is Full of Spiders
I'd recommend this to anyone who enjoys fantasy writing. The characters are kind of anti heroes but the reader has sympathy with them, even when the make the most amazing errors... Read more
Published 3 months ago by mammia3
5.0 out of 5 stars Seriously, do touch it
Great book. More horror focused and less scatter-gun humour than the previous John Dies at the End novel, but is much better for it with tighter plots and characters you feel for. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Burns
4.0 out of 5 stars Great sequel
normally sequel books spend a good part of the book reminding the reader what happened in the first book. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Mrs D Gibson
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved this book
This book is full of spiders is easily one of the best books I've read in a long time, well that and John dies at the end, both complement each other great kudos to David Wong.
Published 5 months ago by Joshua Mitchell
5.0 out of 5 stars Genius
The two books in the series are the most engaging and entertaining books I have ever read I finished them both in a week and I cried when it was all finished!
Published 5 months ago by Georgie
5.0 out of 5 stars Better than the first
The first book was a very enjoyable blend of horror and surreal humour, but the story felt rather disjointed in places. Read more
Published 6 months ago by R. Woolcock
5.0 out of 5 stars loved it
I had bought it for my younger brother but both of my brothers really enjoyed it thank you. :) :)
Published 7 months ago by Sofeia
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